Worried about the layers upon layers of “mythology” episodes from back in the day of which you may not remember every detail? Based on the first minute of the new X-Files miniseries (available for viewing online right now), it seems you shouldn’t worry too much. Serving as a primer for potential new viewers, it covers the basics: aliens, sister abduction, Scully, X-Files opening and closing (You knew all that, thoguh, because you’re a REAL fan).
But even so, just hearing David Duchovny’s dry narration as he shows you family photos is a fan-friendly way to do it—plus we get a closeup on the great image above of kid Mulder as Mr. Spock, because of course he’d want to grow up to be a Vulcan.
You can whet your appetite with this introductory 60 seconds right now, but the video’s not embeddable, so you’ll have to go to doyoustillbelieve.com to check it out. You will also be offered a chance to make your own statement of faith, in social-media shareable form, like so…
I was kinda hoping for my face atop the torso of an alien menacing Mr. Duchovny, but this will have to do. What I want to believe most is that I can follow the plot of the new show without footnotes, and the opening gives me some assurance that’s the case.
Do you still want to believe? Is this the re-introduction you were hoping for? Most importantly, will this be the send-off fans have been hoping for since the second theatrical movie went so under-the-radar it sent the property into hibernation for a while? Or, perhaps, no send-off at all but a bigger beginning?
Mysteries abound, as another hero on the Fox network used to say. Give us your best theories below.
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